The sun came out today. after weeks of cold rain, sometimes snow and cloudy skies, when i went downstairs this morning to start the day the sun was shining and glowing off the floorboards. I am pretty fed up with being cooped up inside most days with the boy so the sun was a great motivator to get outside and do something physical. Time to get started on the wood fired pizza oven. Im really looking forward to the challenge of building it, i havent done very much outdoor 'construction' before, not from brick anyway. Ive built chicken coops, pens and raised garden beds but nothing like this, mortar should be fun. i want it ready by summer when we can start having a social life again. The spot i have picked i think is perfect. Its just outside the kitchen so its easy to use (kitchen is to the right in the pick, you can see the doorless wood 'shed' (hole in the wall) which is just outside the kitchen door and the steps lead up to the garage). The oven will be built where all that growth is.
So i cleared out all the overgrowth and look whats underneath! Crikey!
Its a great height, already has a partly made form for the foundation and will warm this little terraced spot at night and will have shade in the summer days from the grape vine which grows over the pergola.
The view of some of the garden from here is pretty good too, so its functional and has form!
So all i have to do now is find my damn 'build your own pizza oven' book, which i actually suspect i may have accidently 'returned' to the library! Then i can get the specs for the cement pour to make the foundation of the oven. So hopefully by the end of this weekend i should be well on my way. I am sooo good at NOT doing my thesis. Any tips from experienced pizza oven builders out there?
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